All Events Are All Ages, Unless Specified

THE FRED EAGLESMITH TRAVELING SHOW STARRING TIF GINN

Date: January 25, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

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All Ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final. Doors at 7pm. 
$25 adv / $30 dos

Legendary Canadian alt. country singer-songwriter.

MORE ABOUT FRED EAGLESMITH

TREVOR FITZPATRICK, CELLO

Date: January 29, 2020

Time: 12:00pm

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About our Lunchtime FREE Concert Series

TIM BOYLE | FREE TRADE & GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT: WHY IT MATTERS FOR OREGON & US

Date: January 29, 2020

Time: 7:00pm

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Doors open at 6pm | Tickets $15-20

Join WorldOregon for a candid discussion with Tim Boyle (President & CEO , Columbia Sportswear Company) on the challenges and opportunities in front of Oregon and the U.S. for free trade and global leadership.  Moderated by Derrick Olsen, President, WorldOregon

SOUNDS OF SIBERIA: MUSIC OF TUVA AND SAKHA W/ SORIAH

Date: January 30, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

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TOC Presents | All Ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final. 
$15 adv / $18 dos

The duo of khomus player Yuliyana Krivoshapkina from the Sakha Republic and Tuvan throat singer Aidyn Byrtaan-ool play traditional music of Sakha and Tuva. 

MORE ABOUT SOUNDS OF SIBERIA

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YOGA AT THE OLD CHURCH W/ LIZ KOHL

Date: January 30, 2020

Time: 9:00am

Liz Kohl

$10/class. Bring your own mat if you got one.  

Liz Kohl is a pianist, instructor, collaborative musician, and yoga instructor. She holds degrees in music from University of Washington and Baylor University, and teaches her original course material, “Yoga for Musicians.”, at PSU. 

BACK FENCE PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE

Date: February 1, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

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Doors open at 7pm | 18+ | Bar w/ ID | Ticket $16-26 ADV / $20 DOS

LIVE STORYTELLING! Each storyteller has only 5 minutes to come up with a true 5-minute story based on the spin of the roulette wheel! It’s like the game Truth AND Dare. 10% of Tickets Proceeds go to OREGON FOOD BANK

About Back Fence PDX

AN EVENING WITH WORTH AND GLITTERFOX

Date: February 2, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

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All Ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final. 
$10 adv / $15 dos

Christopher Worth’s velvety vocals enforce his gorgeous songwriting and unique bohemian take on the blues. 

Celebrating the recent release of full-length album “Fringe” and return from a nationwide honeymoon tour, glam folk duo Glitterfox weave an “aural landscape of folk, hillbilly and blues music that hints at a world of beauty.” OC Weekly

THE MOTH: STORY SLAM!

Date: February 3, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

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All Ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final. | Doors at 7pm

LOVE HURTS: Prepare a five-minute tale about a love that made you go OUCH. The agony of deferred love! The misery of good love, gone bad! The anguish of one-way love! Bring stories of your heart, kicked to the curb by the people or places or things you love…or used to love. Love that “Hurts So Good” also welcome.

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BEN OTTEWELL + IAN BALL OF GOMEZ W/BUDDY

Date: February 4, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

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Presented by Monqui | All ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final. 
$20 adv/dos 
Ben Ottewell and Ian Ball of Gomez come together for an intimate duo performance.
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TABOR TRIO

Date: February 5, 2020

Time: 12;00pm

ROSE CITY BRASS QUINTET | WINTER RECITAL

Date: February 5, 2020

Time: 7:30pm

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Doors open at 6:45pm | Tickets $20 GA & $10 Student ADV / $25 GA & $15 Student DOS

RCBQ perform works by Malcolm Arnold, David Sampson, Jan Bach, Viktor Ewald, Claudio Monteverdi, and Kevin McKee. From Italian madrigals to Russian romantic chamber music to modern repertoire brought to life with insight from the performers.

ABOUT RCBQ

MIRO QUARTET

Date: February 6, 2020

Time: 7:30pm

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Presented by Chamber Music Northwest | Doors open at 6:30pm | Tickets $10-62.50

The dynamic Miró Quartet perform Beethoven’s revolutionary Opus 74, 95, and 127 quartets as part of the quartet’s complete cycle of Beethoven’s string quartets.

YOGA AT THE OLD CHURCH W/ LIZ KOHL

Date: February 6, 2020

Time: 9am

Liz Kohl

$10/class. Bring your own mat if you got one.  

Liz Kohl is a pianist, instructor, collaborative musician, and yoga instructor. She holds degrees in music from University of Washington and Baylor University, and teaches her original course material, “Yoga for Musicians.”, at PSU. 

GUITARS FROM SPAIN: JOSÉ ANTONIO RODRIGUEZ & TWANGUERO

Date: February 7, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

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All Ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final.
$28 adv / $32 dos | Doors at 7pm

GUITARS FROM SPAIN is not a concert, it is a trip to the heart of music in the hands of the two best guitarists of this century’s Spanish music scene.

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{TRES} CHAMBER MUSIC TRIO

Date: February 8, 2020

Time: 2:00pm

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Presented by TOC | All Ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final | Doors at 1pm
$16 adv / $20 dos

A collaborative project by José Antonio Zayas Cabán currently devoted to help raise funds and awareness about Puerto Rico.

KATHRYN CLAIRE – ALBUM RELEASE SHOW

Date: February 8, 2020

Time: 7:30pm

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All Ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final. 
$15 adv / $20 dos | $10 Student

AN EVENING WITH LUCY KAPLANSKY

Date: February 9, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

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All ages | Bar w/ID | Doors at 7pm | All sales are final. 
$25 adv / $30 dos

A Billboard-charting singer and one of the top-selling artists on Red House Records. “Lucy Kaplansky is a rare vocal talent, “a truly gifted performer…full of enchanting songs” (New York Times).

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VALENTINE CONCERT W/ JOCELYN THOMAS SOPRANO, ZACHARY LENOX BARITONE, & DAVID SAFFERT PIANO

Date: February 12, 2020

Time: 12;00pm

YOGA AT THE OLD CHURCH W/ LIZ KOHL

Date: February 13, 2020

Time: 9am

Liz Kohl

$10/class. Bring your own mat if you got one.  

Liz Kohl is a pianist, instructor, collaborative musician, and yoga instructor. She holds degrees in music from University of Washington and Baylor University, and teaches her original course material, “Yoga for Musicians.”, at PSU. 

AN EVENING WITH ALELA DIANE AND FRIENDS

Date: February 14, 2020

Time: 7:30pm

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Presented by Holocene and TOC | All Ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final. | Doors at 6:30pm
$20 adv/$25 dos

Alela & special guests celebrate Valentines Day at TOC and the emergence of her newest album, Cusp, which defies an unspoken artistic taboo with strong themes of motherhood and the thin veil between life and death. 

PSU GUITAR SERIES: ASSAD BROTHERS

Date: February 15, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

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Doors open at 7:15pm | All Ages | Bar w/ ID | Tickets $25 ADV / $30 DOS

Brazilian-born brothers Sérgio and Odair Assad have set the benchmark for all other guitarists by creating a new standard of guitar innovation, ingenuity and expression.

BEYOND THE PALE

Date: February 16, 2020

Time: 7:30pm

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Presented by TOC and the Portland Jewish Community Center
All Ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final. | Doors at 6:30pm
$12 adv / $15 dos

Inspired by Klezmer and Balkan styles but influenced by everything from jazz and classical music to bluegrass, Toronto’s Beyond the Pale’s music traverses a vast and exotic musical landscape.


PATRICK DRONEY

Date: February 19, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

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Presented by Monqui | All Ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final. | Doors at 7pm.
$15 adv/dos

Nashville-based singer, songwriter, and celebrated guitarist Patrick Droney combines handmade pop songcraft and musical virtuosity. 

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YOGA AT THE OLD CHURCH W/ LIZ KOHL

Date: February 20, 2020

Time: 9:00am

Liz Kohl

Bring your own mat if you got one.  

Liz Kohl is a pianist, instructor, collaborative musician, and yoga instructor. She holds degrees in music from University of Washington and Baylor University, and teaches her original course material, “Yoga for Musicians.”, at PSU. 

I DRAW SLOW

Date: February 20, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

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Presented by TOC | Doors at 7pm | Show at 8pm | All Ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final. 

#1 in Irish Charts, I Draw Slow offer a rollicking good dose of Celtic folk with excellent musicianship, energy, storytelling, and stage presence. MORE ABOUT I DRAW SLOW

JENN GRINELS

Date: February 21, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

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Presented by TOC | Doors open at 7pm | All Ages | Bar w/ ID | Tickets $20 ADV / $25 DOS

A tremendous vocalist, compelling songwriter and dynamic performer, she will perform music from her new release, Go Mine.

ABOUT JENN GRINELS

OMAR SOSA & YILIAN GANIZARES: AGUAS TRIO FEAT. GUSTAVO OVALLES

Date: February 24, 2020

Time: 7:30pm

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Presented by the 2020 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival
All Ages | Bar w/ID | Doors at 6:45pm | All sales are final. 

AN EVENING WITH TUCK & PATTI

Date: February 25, 2020

Time: 7:30pm

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Presented by the 2020 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival
All Ages | Bar w/ID | Doors at 6:45pm | All sales are final. 
$28 adv / $32 dos

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EKTAH: THE UNITY PROJECT | JASNAM DAYA SINGH

Date: February 26, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

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Presented by PJCE | Doors open at 7pm | All Ages | Bar w/ ID | tickets $5-30

Jasnam Daya Singh plays piano and leads PJCE in a performance of his Ektah: The Unity Project, an evening-length piece dedicated to cultivating a collective sense of belonging. Presented in cooperation with PDX Jazz.

ABOUT PJCE

KAT EDMONSON, HALLE LOREN

Date: February 27, 2020

Time: 7:30pm

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Presented by the 2020 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival
All Ages | Bar w/ID | Doors at 6:45pm | All sales are final. 

INVOKE

Date: February 28, 2020

Time: 7:30pm

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Presented by Friends of Chamber Music | Doors open at 7pm | Tickets $32-57

Described as “not classical…but not not classical” (SiriusXM), Invoke continues to successfully dodge even the most valiant attempts at genre classification. Performing on violin, viola, cello, banjo and mandolin, the quartet’s other “not-nots” encompass traditions from across America, including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz, and minimalism.

ABOUT FOCM

SOLD OUT! ROBYN HITCHCOCK

Date: February 29, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

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All Ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final. | Doors at 7:00pm | Tickets $25 

A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician’s musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock’s father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan.

MORE ABOUT ROBYN HITCHCOCK

MARIO THE MAKER MAGICIAN

Date: February 29, 2020

Time: 3pm

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All ages | All sales are final. | Doors at 2:30pm
KIDS 12 & Under: $10 adv / $15 dos | ADULTS: $20 adv / $25 dos

David Blaine calls Mario “the best kids magician in the world!!” 
As seen on Sesame Street and Sprout, Mario the Maker Magician is making his way to you!

THE MOTH: STORY SLAM!

Date: March 2, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

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All Ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final. | Doors at 7pm

CHALLENGE: Prepare a five-minute story about a feat that tested your mettle, sanity or patience. Triumph or defeat. Inch-by-inch success or major overhaul. Defeating the cocky know-it-all or walking past the spider web without freaking out. Throwdowns, duels, unbearable ultimatums. Bring us your tales of defying the odds, confronting that fear, or with any luck, rising to the occasion.

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C2-II: TWO CONCERTS, ONE EVENING | NORTHERN LIGHTS

Date: March 6, 2020

Time: 7:00pm

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Presented by 45th Parallel 

C2 double concert evenings give you the freedom to choose between a shorter or longer evening of music, with delicious delectables provided by Exuberance Catering at our happy half-hour between shows.

Northern Lights w/ Arcturus Quintet perform three delightful Scandinavian wind quintets, Johan Kvandal’s Quintet, Op. 34, Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Memoria, and Carl Nielsen’s eponymous Quintet, Op. 43.

C2-II: TWO CONCERTS, ONE EVENING | SMORGASBORD

Date: March 6, 2020

Time: 8:30pm

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Presented by 45th Parallel 

C2 double concert evenings give you the freedom to choose between a shorter or longer evening of music, with delicious delectables provided by Exuberance Catering at our happy half-hour between shows.

Smörgåsbord w/ F.O.G – This program will feature folk music for the nyckelharpa and the hardanger fiddle, two of Scandinavia’s most iconic traditional instruments, well as a pair of youthful masterpieces by two of Scandinavia’s most beloved composers, Carl Nielsen & Edvard Grieg.

NEVER COME DOWN – LIVE ALBUM FILMING & RECORDING

Date: March 7, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

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Presented by TOC | Doors open at 7pm | All Ages Show | Tickets $15 ADV / $18 DOS

“The Portland bluegrass scene got a huge shot in the arm with the advent of Never Come Down. Top-notch players combined with great original songwriting make for an always-fantastic show whenever they play. They’re also deeply involved in the musical community – sweethearts building a scene!” – Philip Graham Ear Trumpet Labs

SOOVIN KIM: UNACCOMPANIED BACH

Date: March 12, 2020

Time: 7:30pm

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Presented by Chamber Music Northwest | Doors open at 6:30pm | Tickets $10-62.50

Enjoy a selection of Bach’s sonatas and partitas performed by the “superb…impassioned” (Berkshire Review) present-day violin virtuoso Soovin Kim – CMNW Artistic Director Designee – including the beloved Chaconne from Violin Partita No. 2.quartets.

AN EVENING WITH HOLLY BOWLING: SOLO PIANO INTERPRETATIONS OF PHISH & THE GRATEFUL DEAD

Date: March 13, 2020

Time: 7:30pm

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All Ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final.
$20 adv / $22 dos | Doors at 6:30pm

The San Francisco-based classically trained pianist infuses jam band music with a technically advanced, emotionally rich style. 

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TAMINO

Date: March 14, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

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Presented by Monqui | All Ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final. 
$15 adv / $17 dos

Of Belgian, Egyptian and Lebanese heritage the 21-year-old musician has written and shaped an album of startling, visceral, sit-up-and-listen power.

MORE ABOUT TAMINO

ALL KIDS HAVE TALENT

Date: March 15, 2020

Time: 2pm

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Presented by Feeding Kids in Our Backyard: Giving Table | Doors open at 1:30pm | Tickets $25

A talent competition to raise awareness and funds to help kids dealing with food insecurity right here in our community.  Open auditions until 2/29/20 contact feedourkidz@gmail.com. 

GILL LANDRY

Date: March 15, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

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All Ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final. | Doors at 7:00pm | $20 adv / $25 dos

The Louisiana-born singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and former member of the Kitchen Syncopators and Old Crow Medicine Show  showcases his solo work. 

JENNY SCHEINMAN & ALLISON MILLER’S PARLOUR GAME

Date: March 18, 2020

Time: 7:30pm

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Presented by PDX Jazz | Doors open at 6:45pm | All Ages Show | Tickets $25 

Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s Parlour Game celebrates the popular roots of jazz. It honors the groove, the conversation, the game, and the women that made jazz a social music.

LILLA

Date: March 20, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

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TOC presents | All Ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final. | Doors at 7:00pm
$15 adv/dos

The Portland, OR, native has made her mark in the music world, combining R&B, Soul, Jazz and Pop to create a fusion of her own.

* Please note this show was rescheduled from Feb 29, 2020 to the new date of March 20.*

BACK FENCE PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE

Date: March 21, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

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Doors open at 7pm | 18+ | Bar w/ ID | Ticket $16-26 ADV / $20 DOS

LIVE STORYTELLING! Each storyteller has only 5 minutes to come up with a true 5-minute story based on the spin of the roulette wheel! It’s like the game Truth AND Dare. 10% of Tickets Proceeds go to OREGON FOOD BANK

ABOUT BACK FENCE PDX

JUST US

Date: March 23, 2020

Time: 7:30pm

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Presented by Fear No Music | Doors open at 6:45pm | Tickets $10-25

An evening of meditations on our connection to our environment, to each other, and to our inner selves. Fear No Music explores the ramifications through pieces by Carmen Braden, Dorothy Chang, Katherine Balch, David T. Little and Erin Gee.

BILLY RAFFOUL

Date: March 27, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

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Presented by Monqui | All Ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final. $13 adv / $15 dos

FROM BRAZIL: ANDRÉ MEHMARI TRIO

Date: March 29, 2020

Time: 2:30pm

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All Ages | Matinee Show | All sales are final.
$25 adv / $30 dos | Doors at 2pm

Acclaimed jazz pianist and composer Mehmari brings forth his trio – bassist Neymar Dias and drummer Sérgio Reze – to explore the work of Clube da Esquina.

PARIS CHANSONS

Date: April 3, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

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Presented by TOC | All ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final. 
$30 adv / $32 dos

Paris Chansons returns with a fresh, exciting program! Featuring French favorites from Aznavour, Dassin, Piaf, Macias, Adamo to Zaz & Stromae! Plus beloved Russian & Italian classics!

EFTERKLANG

Date: April 5, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

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Presented by Monqui | All Ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final. 
$20 adv / $25 dos

The widely popular Danish band celebrates their newly released 5th album ‘Altid Sammen‘.

THE MOTH: STORY SLAM!

Date: April 6, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

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All Ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final. | Doors at 7pm

EARTH: Prepare a five-minute story about EARTH. Communing with nature, digging up dirt, or saving our blue marble. Cooling or warming, believing or denying, uniter or great divider. Bring us stories of Mother Nature, Smokey the Bear and other salts of the earth.

MORE ABOUT THE MOTH

MISS COCO PERU IN “HAVE YOU HEARD?” (POSTPONED FROM 11/14)

Date: April 9, 2020

Time: 7:30pm

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All ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final. Doors at 7pm. 
$35 GA / $75 VIP Reserved w/Meet & Greet 

Come see why Lily Tomlin called Coco “one of the last great storytellers” and experience the trailblazing Queen who elevated drag whilst still wearing sensible heels.

VÄSEN

Date: April 10, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

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Presented by the Alberta Rose Theatre | All Ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final. 
$35 adv / $40 dos

Swedish acoustic trio that pushes the envelope of traditional music with their unique style and combined powers of playing. 

MORE ABOUT VÄSEN

JASPER STRING QUARTET & FRIENDS: COLLABORATION IN CONCERT

Date: April 14, 2020

Time: 7:30pm

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Presented by Chamber Music Northwest | Doors open at 6:30pm | Tickets $10-62.50

The Jasper String Quartet, hailed as “sonically delightful and expressively compelling” by The Strad, team up with pianist Gloria Chien and violinist Soovin Kim to perform three collaborative compositions including the commissioned West Coast premiere of a new Four Seasons composed by Joan Tower, Christopher Theofanidis, Lera Auerbach, and Akira Nishimura.

A WINGED VICTORY FOR THE SULLEN

Date: April 15, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

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Presented by Monqui

Doors open at 7pm | All Ages | Bar w/ ID | All Sales are Final | $30 ADV / $35 DOS

Dustin O’Halloran & Adam Wiltzie, have carved out a grand, stirring sound among the neoclassical and ambient world.

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CHELY WRIGHT

Date: April 21, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

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Presented by TOC | All Ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final.
$22 adv / $25 dos | Doors at 7pm

Chely Wright rose to fame as a commercial country singer in the 90’s, and has since released eight studio albums and charted more than 15 singles on the Billboard charts.

MORE ABOUT CHELY WRIGHT

SOLD OUT! JOSH RITTER: A BOOK OF GOLD THROWN OPEN

Date: April 23, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

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Presented by TOC | All Ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final. | Doors at 7:00pm
$40 adv/dos 

SOLD OUT! JOSH RITTER: A BOOK OF GOLD THROWN OPEN

Date: April 24, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

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All Ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final. | Doors at 7:00pm
$40 adv/dos (SOLD OUT)

THE MOTH: STORY SLAM!

Date: May 4, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

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All Ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final. | Doors at 7pm

SIBLINGS: Prepare a five-minute story about the people who shared your childhood. Brothers, sisters, the family dog, or those so close it’s only right to call them family. Best friend, chief rival, mortal enemy. The folks who stole your clothes or your parent’s attention. Be they your North Star or cautionary tale, tell us about the people who wrestled with you over who gets what, the bathroom, the bedroom, the TV remote, or that last piece of pie.

MORE ABOUT THE MOTH

BACK FENCE PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE

Date: May 9, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

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Doors open at 7pm | 18+ | Bar w/ ID | Ticket $16-26 ADV / $20 DOS

LIVE STORYTELLING! Each storyteller has only 5 minutes to come up with a true 5-minute story based on the spin of the roulette wheel! It’s like the game Truth AND Dare. 10% of Tickets Proceeds go to OREGON FOOD BANK

ABOUT BACK FENCE PDX

WAXAHATCHEE W/SPECIAL GUEST MIRAH

Date: May 12, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

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Presented by Monqui | All Ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final. 
$25 adv/dos | Doors at 7pm


C2-III: TWO CONCERTS, ONE EVENING | CARROT REVOLUTION

Date: May 15, 2020

Time: 7:00pm

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Presented by 45th Parallel 

C2 double concert evenings give you the freedom to choose between a shorter or longer evening of music, with delicious delectables provided by Exuberance Catering at our happy half-hour between shows.

Carrot Revolution w/ Pyxis Quartet. We celebrate and welcome Portland’s newest composer resident, Andy Akiho, with a program that features his epic work for prepared piano and string quartet, “Prospects of a Misplaced Year.” The program kicks off with Gabriella Smith’s brilliant work, “Carrot Revolution.”

C2-III: TWO CONCERTS, ONE EVENING | MAKE IT RAIN

Date: May 15, 2020

Time: 8:30pm

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Presented by 45th Parallel 

C2 double concert evenings give you the freedom to choose between a shorter or longer evening of music, with delicious delectables provided by Exuberance Catering at our happy half-hour between shows.

Make It Rain w/ The Gemini Project. They return as “Gemini 3,” promising to make it rain with a torrent of evocative music for percussion, featuring works by Alejandro Vinao, Andy Akiho, Toru Takemitsu, and Thierry de Mey.

HATERS GONNA HATE

Date: May 18, 2020

Time: 7:30pm

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Presented by Fear No Music | Doors open at 6:45pm | Tickets $10-25

This is a celebration of works that survived initially dismissive reviews and vitriolic objections to emerge as landmarks of innovation in the trajectory of the concert music tradition. Featuring Alex Temple Viola Joke, Morton Feldman’s King of Denmark, Edgar Varése’s Density 21.5, Maurice Ravel’s jazz and blues inspired Sonata for violin and piano, and Beethoven’s profound final Piano Sonata complete the program

THE MOTH: STORY SLAM!

Date: June 1, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

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All Ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final. | Doors at 7pm

ENTHUSIASM: Prepare a five-minute story about going full force. RAH RAH fervor and rearing to go. That high-energy, can-do spirit that gets things done—or ensures that everyone wants you dead. New love, new job, first day of school….LET’S DO THIS! Sustaining interest, inspiring new zeal and reigniting the fire. … and the inevitable PUSH needed to get over the finish line.

MORE ABOUT THE MOTH

PIERRE BENSUSAN

Date: June 3, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

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Presented by TOC | Doors open at 7pm | All Ages Show | Bar w/ ID

French-Algerian guitarist, singer, & composer, Pierre Bensusan is one of the most eloquent world music musicians performing today.    “The way the guitar would want to sound if it played itself.” Nyack News and Views (USA, Dan Cohen, Oct 4, 2015)

JIMMIE HERROD: TRANSGRESSION & TRANSCENDENCE

Date: June 12, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

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Presented by PJCE | Doors open at 7pm | All Ages | Bar w/ ID | tickets $5-30

With “a voice like a beacon of hope” (Seattle Times) vocalist and composer Jimmie Herrod sings a collection of his own songs that acknowledge abuse he experienced as a child and discuss the transcendence from and consequence of such experiences for himself and survivors of abuse more broadly.

ABOUT PJCE

FOLK YOU, TOO!

Date: June 14, 2020

Time: 7:30pm

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Presented by Fear No Music | Doors open at 6:45pm | Tickets $10-25

The annual reprise of 2018’s bonus concert, this program is a vibrantly diverse and creative showcase of music from countries around the world that have been maligned and misunderstood in our national conversation. Featured composers are Arturo Corrales of El Salvador, Joshua Uzoigwe of Nigeria, and Haitian-American Nathalie Joachim. Daniel Felsenfeld’s Presidential Address, a sober, unflinching setting of the President’s own words from the infamous Access:Hollywood tapes… This never gets old.

BACK FENCE PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE

Date: July 16, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

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Doors open at 7pm | 18+ | Bar w/ ID | Ticket $16-26 ADV / $20 DOS

LIVE STORYTELLING! Each storyteller has only 5 minutes to come up with a true 5-minute story based on the spin of the roulette wheel! It’s like the game Truth AND Dare. 10% of Tickets Proceeds go to OREGON FOOD BANK

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BACK FENCE PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE

Date: October 16, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

Back Fence PDX

Doors open at 7pm | 18+ | Bar w/ ID | Ticket $16-26 ADV / $20 DOS

LIVE STORYTELLING! Each storyteller has only 5 minutes to come up with a true 5-minute story based on the spin of the roulette wheel! It’s like the game Truth AND Dare. 10% of Tickets Proceeds go to OREGON FOOD BANK

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BACK FENCE PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE

Date: December 11, 2020

Time: 8:00pm

Back Fence PDX

Doors open at 7pm | 18+ | Bar w/ ID | Ticket $16-26 ADV / $20 DOS

LIVE STORYTELLING! Each storyteller has only 5 minutes to come up with a true 5-minute story based on the spin of the roulette wheel! It’s like the game Truth AND Dare. 10% of Tickets Proceeds go to OREGON FOOD BANK

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